Fighting Back

After getting out of the gate hot starting 6-0-0 the Tauros went 1-2-2 in the next five games.  The Tauros bounced back in a big way on Saturday night getting a 5-2 win in Aberdeen while pushing back physically as well.  The win was a big one as going 2-2-2 over the last three weeks while injuries have piled up feels a lot better than 1-3-2.  It also means that the Tauros have earned at least a point every weekend.

The game started poorly for the Tauros when Joey Strada scored just 4:39 into the game (highlight).  The Tauros answered back however when Charles Weiand scored (highlight) a goal for the third game in a row less than four minutes later.  Michael Talbot scored late in the period to give the Tauros 2-1 lead (highlight).  On the next shift Tauro goaltender Lucas Murray made a huge stop on a turnover (hightlight) to preserve the 2-1 margin heading into the first intermission.

The Tauros power play got back on track in the second period with Jack Murphy scoring on a scramble in front of Matt Ladd (highlight).  Murray came up big again as the Wings were bidding for their own power play goal stopping Aberdeen’s leading scorer Carter Roo on a breakaway (highlight).  Then the Tauros broke the game wide open in the second half of the period with goals from Reid Stefanson (highlight) and Nolan Sawchuk (highlight) to take a 5-1 lead into the third.

The Wings tried to push back in the third as Riley Murphy scored just 90 seconds into the final frame (highlight), but it was not enough.  The Tauros withstood both the offensive pressure and Wings physical play before and after the whistle to hold on.  The physical play eventually came to a head when Tyler Jeanson and Zach Noble dropped the gloves for a bout at center ice (highlight).  The Wings physical play did not pay off on the scoreboard and the 5-2 score held for the final.

Next Up for the Tauros is a trip to Austin, MN, for the first meeting of the season with the Bruins.  The Bruins are 5-5-1 on the season.  Then the Tauros will return to Minot for a four game home stand starting November 4th against the Wings